Just when you thought you I’d quit writing altogether – just when you’re sure that this trip to our blog will be fruitless – as you’re making one last visit for old time’s sake – the unthinkable happens. You actually find a new blog post. Whether it’s worth your time to read, I won’t try to pre-judge. Maybe your comments (or lack thereof) will be all the feedback I need. Or maybe, just maybe, fate isn’t sealed and the end isn’t written yet. Maybe the end can’t be known from the beginning. Maybe you’ll leave a comment and stir my faintest hopes. Or maybe not.
Anyway, we’ve had a lot going on in the past
week, months, year little while. We now have a second child (who, I’m sad to say, still isn’t reflected in our blog’s header graphic. We could at least do as well as the Team Shinn blog and put up a picture that includes all of us (and our pet unicorn). Clara is growing into a mostly delightful young girl. She is funny, sincere, and likes to order her world in her own way. She can be a little strong-willed at times, too. My favorite Clara-ism is her saying ‘Yipee!’
Liam’s a tender young lad who also happens to make a lot of noise. His favorite mode of play seems to involve car crashes and other catastrophes. That sounds bad on (blog) paper, but in reality it’s not at all disturbing. He became a Christian last night when he accepted Jesus into his heart. I’ll have to write an entire post on that – it’s pretty interesting.
Speaking of cute, Lisa is doing well. She’s really developing a pretty fantastic skill as a photographer. Though she and I differ pretty drastically in style, she’s bringing back some material that really earns my respect. She and I are tossing around the idea of creating a book-length product of some of her work from the simple.life.art series. It would be very worth doing. Lisa has also been running lately, which is relatively new for her. She’s actually in bed early tonight because she’s planning to run first thing in the morning.
I guess that just leaves me (for now). My biggest life news is that I decided to blog again. Okay, I think I had you there for a second. Though I care about andrewandlisa.org almost as much as you do, it’s not actually the most important thing that I have going. My big news is that I’m pregnant. (Did I get you that time? I was sure you wouldn’t expect a second cheap gag so quickly on the heels of the first.)
No, my real news is that I’ve returned to school. If you’ve followed the blog for any length of time, you’ll remember that I took a few courses at Fresno State several years ago. Well, I’ve resumed that course of study and am again working on my Master’s Degree in Business Administration. I have two courses this semester, and I LOVE being back in school. The role’s been a weird adjustment for a fully independent adult, but the reading and mental stimulation are well worth it. Not to mention that I have some interesting classmates.
Speaking of reading, I’ve been doing so much reading in so many areas that I should probably plan a few blog posts just to catch you up on my reading list. I know that sounds boring, but perhaps I can come up with an interesting way to share. Limerick, maybe? Or Iambic Pentameter? I know it sounds goofy to write a sonnet about one’s reading list, but I really do love it about that much. Tell me now if that sounds grindingly boring, and I’ll go suck my (gin-covered) thumb in a corner for comfort.
Well, this silliness has gone on for far too long. I can’t give you the last few minutes of your life back, but I CAN beg you to come back for more of the salacious details and gratuitously cute kid pictures that you’re sure to find in future posts here on andrewandlisa.org. Good night.